My Kingdom for a pair of monitors!

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Terabyte, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Terabyte

    Terabyte Guest

    Hey :)

    Well maybe not my kingdom... but I just wonder if anybody would recommend me a set of monitors for around £200 - £300 ($350-$526).

    I'm finding myself mixing on a pair of pathetic Creative cheapo £25 bottom of the range speakers.... or a set of £7 Sennheiser earphones... which is just disgusting i know.

    I need to hear what's going on in my mixes.. A True sound... so nothing "Ultra Cool Zainy Bass" or "Big Mad Monster Mothers bASS"
    I just want a nice "flat?" response to tell me exactly what's wrong with my mix and something that will allow me to mic something down and know the levels will be almost the same on most speakers. (as opposed to what happens at the moment where i mix something down to sound nice on my speakers ... go somewhere else and the bass is to high/low.. not enough high end.. mid... whatever)

    Any recommendations please let me know :)

    Must be powered.. or specify the amp if they're not.
    Must be shielded...
    Must be a pair as i'm doing stereo mixes.

    Thanks Alot.
  2. SommerZ

    SommerZ Guest

    If you could stretch to £350-400, a pair of Genelec 8020s would serve you well :) If you can't, consider waiting and saving a little longer anyway. Good monitoring is vitally important, if you can't hear what you're really doing, it's like painting with coloured sunglasses - why bother?
  3. fiddler59

    fiddler59 Active Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Blue Sky media desk 2.1's. They should fit in your price. Best bang for the buck I have found.
  4. Zoro

    Zoro Guest

    Even for less than that in the US you can get a pair of KRK's for about $300 USD and they sound great.
    GOod luck.:)
  5. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Yamaha HS50M in my book for nest little monitors that translate great for little money
  6. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    Samson Resolv 65a. Beat most others in it's price class and some above it's price class in a monitor shoot-out in Future Music magazine.

    I use them and they are great.
  7. amishsixstringer

    amishsixstringer Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    I have a pair of Resolvs and I hate them.
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